Mahama Trolled Over Corruption Crusade

John  Mahama


Former President John Dramani Mahama has been caught in the crossfire with some of his tweeps, who dismissed his assertions that if given the opportunity to lead the country again, his administration will pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in order to save money for reinvestment in the economy.

He wrote on social media, “The world marked this year’s anti-corruption day over the weekend. As I reiterated on Thursday at the Ghana CEO Network Business Coalition, my administration would wage a strong fight against corruption to save money for reinvestment in the economy.”

According to him, “the sword” of his fight against corruption will cut across – against past government officials, officials of the incumbent administration, civil and public servants, businesses, government suppliers, if they fall foul of the law.

But his comments angered some of his own followers, who retorted with sharp criticism and reprimanded the NDC leader who is staging a comeback to the presidency.

One of them wrote, “I’m utterly shocked about who is talking about corruption here. Sometimes you behave as if you’ve never been President before, sir.”

He continued, “You’re on record to be investigated by your own boss when you were the Vice President in this country. In fact, a kid in Ghana knows that the name John Mahama is synonymous with corruption.”

Another person also replied to the former President’s remarks and asked him to return the money in the Airbus scandal.

One X (formerly twitter) user by name Charles Agyeman also wrote, “You have been in office before wae (sic) so we know you.”

There were also favourable responses to the remarks by the ex-President.

One Hashim Kausar Yakubu wrote, “It is no doubt today that you are committed to fighting corruption. This NPP government after lying to Ghanaians that you are corrupt has ended up sinking the economy into an abyss.”

Kelvin Ashong also responded positively, adding that Ghanaians should give Mr. Mahama another chance.

By Ernest Kofi Adu